Polaris Alpha

  • Software Developer

    Location Denver, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Security Clearance
    Preferred Top Secret
  • Benefits

    In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • 3+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation may be considered

    Benefits are subject to change

    Job Description

    Our ideal candidate blends a solid background in Engineering with the ability and desire to make a difference on program. While supporting large teams, we differentiate ourselves by seeking out challenges on program and providing unique solutions to the Prime Contractor and end customer. The candidate must have experience and knowledge with software engineering using object oriented methodologies. The candidate will work closely with systems engineers, integrators, testers, and customers to design, develop and support software applications throughout the development and maintenance life cycle.

    The position involves the following day to day responsibilities:
    -Java programming
    -Design, develop, integrate and maintain new software functionality
    -Work with previously written code and modify as necessary
    -Work closely with other disciplines (systems engineers, architects, infrastructure, configuration management, integrators, and test engineers) to troubleshoot and fix problems
    -Be an enthusiastic and energetic performer able to work in a dynamic, fast paced, and sometimes pressured environment
    -Incorporate a team based success philosophy
    -Communicate complex and diverse engineering topics

    Required Skills

    - Minimum 6 years working experience in object-oriented software design and development using C++ and/or Java -Software and system-level debugging experience including the ability to identify problems in
    established code and make modifications as necessary
    - Experience with software execution throughout the entire software life cycle (preliminary design through maintenance phases)
    - Understanding of Java application servers such as WebLogic or WebSphere
    - 5+ years of Java/JEE experience
    - 5+ years working in a Unix environment
    - Strong SQL experience on Oracle database or other RDBMS
    - Experience building Java Web Services using SOAP
    - Experience in architecture and design of software systems through the entire software life cycle
    - Experience with unit testing using Junit
    - Experience working in agile teams
    - EDUCATION: BS, Computer Science or related field. Additional education and training through an advanced technical degree or continuous learning is highly desired

    Security Clearance: Active Top Secret

    Desired Skills

    -6+ years experience working with Unix/Linux and Microsoft Windows OS based development -Application Server experience such as JBOSS, Weblogic, Etc.
    -Work related experience with Purify, XML and Perl
    -Experience with application development involving RDBMS (such as Oracle, mySQL, etc)
    -Experience with UML design modeling in modeling tools such as Rational Rose, RSA, or Rhapsody
    -Experience and knowledge related to Satellite Ground Systems and Ground System Operations
    -Experience and knowledge related to software discipline process development and deployment
    -Experience with customer interaction and end-user engagement
    -Experience integrating software (modules, components, subsystems)
    -Experience preparing and presenting status information and technical material
    -Familiar with planning and scheduling for complex satellite ground systems
    -Scripting experience (Perl, groovy, python, shell)
    -Experience integrating software modules
    -Experience with Spring framework
    -Experience with Ant build files
    -Familiar with XML
    -Familiar with Eclipse IDE
    -Familiar with IBM Rational tool suite
    -Basic understanding of virtualization

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use. EOE M/F/D/V Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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